plenipotent

[ pluh-nip-uh-tuh nt ]
/ pləˈnɪp ə tənt /
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adjective

invested with or possessing full power.

Nearby words

  1. plekhanov, georgi valentinovich,
  2. plena,
  3. plenary,
  4. plenary indulgence,
  5. plench,
  6. plenipotentiary,
  7. plenish,
  8. plenitude,
  9. plenitudinous,
  10. pleno jure

Origin of plenipotent

First recorded in 1650–60, plenipotent is from the Medieval Latin word plēnipotent- (stem of plēnipotēns). See plenum, -i-, potent1

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British Dictionary definitions for plenipotent

plenipotent

/ (pləˈnɪpətənt) /

adjective

a less common word for plenipotentiary
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